3.  The First Death Star Battle.

The Rebels were minutes away from being blown into oblivion. Luke and the other X-wing and Y-wing pilots fly towards certain doom in a desperate attempt to exploit one tiny weakness in the Death Star. Darth Vader hot on his tail, R2-D2 seemingly destroyed, Luke turns off his targeting computer and appears about to meet his fate…

That’s when the Millennium Falcon swoops in (see? Han Solo, hero), clears out Vader, and the Force does the rest. Kids everywhere sat on the edge of their seats until the Empire’s technological terror exploded, and we jumped for joy.